Faculty Engagement Awards

Offering grants and staff support to enable exploration of innovative applications of technology to improve teaching and learning.

How It Works

Each year several Faculty Engagement Awards will be distributed to enable exploration of innovative applications of technology to improve teaching and learning. Annually, the awards focus on a specific theme related to teaching, learning, and technology. Award recipients will be furnished with grants that can cover technology, professional development, or other resources that support the engagement. Each grant includes a multi-semester arrangement with an instructional designer and technology support staff who will work with you to identify the most appropriate and effective applications of a particular technology in your class(es). TLT researchers will assess the impact of this technology and share relevant findings with the Penn State community.

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is now closed. In March of each year, a new call is announced, focusing on a specific technology we can explore in the context of teaching, learning, or research with faculty collaborators.
The TLT Faculty Engagement Awards allowed me to provide my students with meaningful learning experiences, using mobile technology – in other words, meeting the students where they are, allowing students to leverage the mobile skills they use everyday to investigate Computer Science principles and concepts. Without the Faculty Engagement Award, providing these types of learning experiences for my students would be very difficult. Jeffrey A. Stone

Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology

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